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BEIRUT, June 14 (Itar-Tass) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad intends to use the experience of armed resistance in southern Lebanon to liberate the Golan Heights controlled by Israel, the Al-Akbar newspaper quoted him as saying at a meeting with a group of Lebanese politicians visiting Damascus.
Assad particularly said that he has a "project designed for a long period for the organization of resistance front in the Golan." The Syrian leader has made it clear that he wants to use the current patriotic enthusiasm of young people for the revival of the Arab national movement.
In his point of view, the situation around Syria today reminds the period of triple / Anglo-French-Israeli / 1956 aggression against Nasar's Egypt. "On the Arab political arena should return the national parties and forces that will rally around the idea of resistance," he believes. However, Assad expects that the "nationalist ideology will put a barrier on the way of Islamic extremism in its most dangerous form of religious intolerance".
"Creating national-patriotic parties and reviving naserism /from the name of ex-president of Egypt Gamal Abdel Naser - NB/ is essential for the neutralisation of grains of confessional strife sown in the region," pointed out Assad. Syria "has overcome the potential strategic threat and fought out the evil campaign unleashed against it", he said. "This victory should become a factor of power for arabism and counterstand," stated the head of Syria.
Interestingly, before the Syrian president has promised "not to prevent armed resistance to liberate the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights".
Regional observers estimated the published statement of the Syrian leader as a response to the increased pressure on Damascus from the West after the successful operations of government troops against the rebels under Homs and Aleppo.